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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

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Gregory V. Sherman, Jeff Sherman (as Jeffrey C. Sherman)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Julie Andrews ... Herself
Jim Dale ... Himself
Roy Edward Disney ... Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
Micky Dolenz ... Himself
Karen Dotrice ... Herself
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. ... Himself
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon ... Himself
Sheldon Harnick Sheldon Harnick ... Himself
James Jensen James Jensen ... Himself
Jeff Kurtti ... Himself
John Landis ... Himself
Angela Lansbury ... Herself
John Lasseter ... Himself
Gavin Lee ... Himself
Wendy Liebman Wendy Liebman ... Herself
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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

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Taglines:

Brothers, Partners, Strangers

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, smoking images and brief language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La historia secreta de los hermanos Sherman See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,632, 24 May 2009

Gross USA:

$55,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,513
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Robert B. Sherman: [talking about Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers] She was such a witch.
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Crazy Credits

A picture of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman receiving the National Medal of Arts at the White House on November 2008 is shown. See more »

Connections

Features The Jungle Book (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

'Bout Time
Words & Music by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by John Davidson and Lesley Ann Warren
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Sugar Helped the Medicine Go Down: Sweetness Born of Pain
26 July 2019 | by kckidjoseph-1See all my reviews

"The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story" is a terrific documentary produced by the sons of the famous composing team of Robert and Richard Sherman ("Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang") about their fathers and their complex relationship.

Robert, for example, the older brother and "poet," who wrote so beautifully of sweetness and optimism, was in the very first group of GIs to liberate the Dachau concentration camp, which had a profound impact on him and his relationships, especially with his brother.

And how do these famous songs come about? When one of the composers' sons came home and said he had some sort of anti-polio treatment at school, the father assumed it was a shot and said, "That must have hurt." The son replied, no it was medicine he swallowed after they gave him a lump of sugar to take beforehand. Voila! The birth of the famous "Mary Poppins" tune, "A Spoonful of Sugar (Helps the Medicine Go Down)."

Fascinating stuff on so many levels, it will interest music aficionados, Disney fans, students of Hollywood history and even those who really know very little of these particular gentlemen.

Well worth your time.

And, Hollywood, if you're listening -- how about a movie telling their story? Terrific stuff.


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